Monday, August 19, 2013

Week 52: Happy Birthday


As of 4:21 this morning, I have a one year old.

One year.

A year full of surprise.
Awe.
Frustration.
Joy.
Tears.
Wonder.
Bliss.

One of the happiest years of my life.

Most everyone who knows me probably placed bets that I would cry today.
Happy tears, of course.
Proud tears.
Bittersweet tears.

But no tears for this gal.
No sir-ee.
Just like my wedding day.
Too happy to produce any tears.

Happy First Birthday to the sweetest little lady I know.

It was so wonderful to celebrate YOU this weekend.
And it really was a blast putting everything together.

Lots of planning.
Baking.
Errand running.
Gluing.
DIY-ing.
Borrowing.

All things I can do *by the way* with my newfound freedom.
Holy Moly.
I love freedom.
And I love being mentally present for these moments.

Your little soiree was quite the celebration.
Baby friends.
Adoring family.
Sweet *girly* presents.
Absolute perfection.

The theme was Breakfast at Lyla's.
Feminine.
Classy.
And completely Lyla.

I plan to write a party-detail post tomorrow.

But for today,
I just want to focus on you.

So happy birthday, Sweet Chunkin.
We love you more than we ever dreamed possible.

Thanks for one great year. ;)


















6 comments:

Jamie Kulik said...

Happy birthday! Her dress is so cute!

Carolyn said...

OMG! Happy birthday baby girl!!! :)

I am DYING over that dress, and the birthday theme. SO CUTE!!!! I can't wait to hear all the details!

Meg - [Life of Meg] said...

Umm cutest themed party idea EVER!!! You're always so creative :)

Happy B-day, Miss Lyla!!

Shoshanah said...

What an amazing & adorable first birthday party idea! How cute for her to look back on when she's hold. And of course, Happy Birthday to Lyla!!

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